Sunday, December 14, 2008

Pleated Purses

I am very happy with how these little bags turned out! Very unique, you're sure to get lots of compliments when you take one of these out. Each bag is one-of-a-kind, lined, and comes with a matching wallet. The handles easily tuck in very inconspicuously to give you a clutch, and each has vintage buttons on the outside which coordinate with the lining. All are double-stitched for strength and stability, so they're sure to last you a LONG time! The openings of the bags are fitted with a plastic grid sheet inside, so they are structred and not floppy. I have included a 12" ruler in the pictures for size reference. Here's what I've got:
*1 Brown Corduroy

I love this rich brown fabric! It really goes well with the light green and pink ribbon/rose print lining. Brown satin ribbon ties make the closure for this bag, and the handle is a loosely crocheted length of the same brown satin ribbon--very, very pretty! The embellishments on the outside perfectly coordinate with the bag--one transparent plastic button with a glaze that looks like abalone shell, one thin pink satin ribbon bow, and one green plastic button with a special design. It's gorgeous! The wallet has a large front flap, so no closure is needed, and is edged with very light yellow zig-zag stitching. Two inside pockets complete the purse. Lovely!

*2 Gray-Brown Corduroy (These two purses are the same color, but take on a different look in different lighting.)

The first purse has a braided handle made of white cotton (one strand is stitched with brown thread) and three buttons embellishing the outside corner (yellow, white, and light blue plastic). Lined with a vintage floral pattern with brown, green, orange, and blue wildflowers. (The lining reminds me of a country field in the summer!) Tie closure made of the same material as the lining. Two inside pockets. While all the other wallets are made from the same material as the lining, this one coordinates with brown gingham and a yellow button on the front, which matches the yellow button on the purse. Brown zig-zag stitching around the edges with a velcro square closure.
Please excuse the percieved wrinkle in the middle--trickery of the light!

The second gray-brown purse has gotten tons of "oooos" and "aaaahs". The handle, lining, and wallet are made of blue-green cotton with tiny orange, red, and green flowers. Two inside pockets. A very pale yellow scalloped stitch runs the edges of the handle. Large amber-colored button closure. Adorning buttons are gray, white, and brown textured plastic. Button closure on wallet matches brown button on purse.

*2 Green Corduroy

The first has brown and black paisley lining, a very dark brown leather button closure, two inside pockets, and three buttons adorning the outside corner (shiney brown plastic, brushed brass, and dark brown crocheted). The wallet is made from the same material as the lining, has a long front flap and no closure, and brown zig-zag stitching around the edges. Beautiful bag!

The second green corduroy purse is lined with a beautiful, very colorful vintage Indian print. Large plastic amber-colored button closure with three coordinating buttons on the other side of the purse (red flower, brushed brass, and brown textured). The wallet is made of the same print, and has a long flap and no closure.

Price: $20 + actual shipping (based on total order)

Availability: 5 purses (shown here)


These cute little creations are simple and versatile. A very easy, inexpensive way to stash anything from jewelry to pencils, make a snazzy first-aid kit for the car, store make-up and jewelry, or--PERFECT for the holidays--add a personalized touch to your gift certificates, gift cards, or gifts of cash! And of course, the classic use: a wallet! Only a couple are the same, so there is plenty of variety to choose from. They are roughly 8 inches long (a 12" ruler is included in the photos). Unique, vintage buttons adorn each pouch. Sew-on snap or velcro closure on every one. Here is what I currently have available:

*4 Green Floral with Multicolored Flowers and a single snap closure in the middle. 2 have red flower buttons and 2 have blue and white buttons on the front. A purple zig-zig stitch finishes the edges.

*3 Paisley with velcro round closures. One has 2 siver medal buttons (which say "Equipements Militaires"), one has three faux crystal buttons, and one has two red flower buttons. A purple straight stitch completes the edges of the first two, and a white zig-zag stitches adorns the edges of the pouch with red buttons.

*3 Red Floral with White Flowers. One has two white flower confetti pieces on the front and velcro round closures. The other two have pearly buttons and velcro square closures. All three have white zig-zag stitches around the edge.

*2 Navy Blue with Playing Card Symbols. Both have faux crystal buttons, velcro round closures, and purple zig-zag stitch finishing.

*1 Brown Gingham with Pearly White button, brown zig-zag stitches, and velcro square closure.


*3 Tiny Green Floral with Multicolor Flowers. Pearl buttons, purple zig-zag stitching, snap closures.
*1 Paisley with very light pastel pink shirt buttons, purple straight stitch, and snap closures. Perfect for a lipstick pouch!

Price: $5 for large pouches, $3 for small pouches + actual shipping cost (based on total order)

AVAILABILITY: What you see here!